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career as an executive career at the san francisco chronicle, and i stayed in touch with him all those years. going on for years. for all that time, seth was involved in his own personal quest for the question of what was really going on here at berkeley in the 1960s one of those events were taking place. the result is this book, "subversives: the fbi's war on student radicals, and reagan's rise to power". it is an extraordinary book. when i read it, he was written primarily from the perspective of the fbi. a voice we rarely hear in public. it does not sure what to think until we see their documents. some of which we have seen, and some of which you are going to see tonight, and if you have never seen an fbi document, you might close your eyes when you see it. looking in the audience, how many remembered j. edgar hoover? and what was going on. and for 45 minutes. this is -- i realize this book is very heavy. it is 504 pages long of narrative based on document. and get a glance with the daunting process was that seth went through when he was trying to put this together. to give you an i
that shed any understanding whatsoever of the problems that the disadvantaged experienced in san francisco because her at higher screen that she was from a wealthy part of the city. her attire was sending a message that got in her way. >> what are some of the other key differences that winning seek high office space other than men seeking high office? >> there are so many. we were talking about is a little bit at dinnertime, the fact that a woman needs credentials that are the highest caliber, where as as i mentioned earlier, a man you just comes onto the national scene who is perhaps just elected senator can run for president, or be seen as presidential. were as the woman needs foreign affairs experience. you know, she needs to preferably be a governor, and that some of the work barbara lee has done with keys to the governors mentioned, the idea that it wouldn't be acceptable for a woman to just get elected president from a senate position. she would need more than that. the highest level of credential where as we will accept a than a resume from a male candidate because he looks the part
in san francisco because her attire screamed she was from a wealthy part of the city. and her attire was sending a message that got in her way as a public servant. >> what are some of the other key differences women seeking high office face? rather than men seeking high office? >> there are so many. we were talking about this at dinner time that a woman needs credentials of the highest caliber whereas as i mentioned earlier a man who comes to the national scene, just elected senator can run for president or be seen as presidential whereas a woman needs foreign affairs experience, needs preferably to be a governor and that is what barbara lee has done in the governor's mansion, that it wouldn't be acceptable for a woman to get elected president from a senate position. you would need more than that. the highest level of credentials, accept the thinner resume from a male candidate because he looks the part. >> we were talking about this at dinner. a male candidate can appoint a vice presidential running mate to fill in the gap. that experience in foreign policy and you get somebody to t
in washington, d.c. or in wichita or san francisco is effectively working shoulder to shoulder with a computer user in beijing or in moscow. there's literally no seconds of difference in space and time in cyberspace. so i thought i'd point that out. as for the security, the reality is that, um, it's almost remarkable how vulnerabl comp sysms are. and cyberspace, um, is not what most people think it is. most people now equate cyberspace with the bear net. -- internet. but if they want to think about what cyberspace is, it's the gps system on the new cars, it's the iphone and the droids, it's jet fighters and jet planes. anything that is driven by computers, excuse me, by computer code and is linked to networks, um, can be a part of cyberspace. and the vulnerabilities are, um, almo stunningly pervasive. >> host: can you ge an example? >> guest: well, sure. charlie miller, who is a former government hacker who worked on the good side is now a security potentialist, one of the great hackers in the world, a white hat hacker, he last year decided to explore vulnerabilities in the iphone, and he foun
, my dad decided, "let's go to san francisco for a year, get a job," and my mother... c-span: right from ireland. >> guest: straight from ireland, from county cork. it used to sound very romantic to me. now it sounds really impulsive. my mom had one child at that point, so they went for what was going to be a year and they ended up staying there. they're still there. my mom fell in love with california and... c-span: how many kids in the family? >> guest: six -- five girls, one boy. c-span: and then where did you go to college? >> guest: i went to college at berkeley, which is across the bay from where i was raised. my step-daughter's is there now c-span: studied what? >> guest: i studied rhetoric and economics. i started out being an economics major because i thought i wanted to go to law school, discovered, in fact, that i really loved the study of rhetoric, which is one of the the most ancient faculties, and decided to just do both. c-span: and how did you get to the washington post? >> guest: well, my senior year at berkeley i did an internship at newsweek magazine in their san
in san francisco. tuesday october 2nd former connecticut senator chris dodd will be here in his new role as the chairman and ceo of the motion picture association of america. he will address how last technology has moved entertainment content to the cloud it's created economic challenges to both the industry and government protecting the rights of the 2.2 million cremators and makers in every state especially in california. and then three days later, friday october 5th, massachusetts congressman barney frank will be here for a luncheon program. i should tell you chris dodd is a 6 p.m. program also at the club in san francisco. friday october 5th, barney frank will be here for a luncheon program on the of the commonwealth club can you see both dolph and frank in one week. [laughter] congressman frank will be here discussing the domestic and foreign policy issues pertinent to the upcoming election. it is my pleasure to extend a special welcome to any new commonwealth members of this evening. you'll need the most well-informed interesting people in the bay area when you attend the commonwea
it every year. there is a boeheim em club in san francisco that hosted this concept of corporate decision-makers, government luminaries and diplomats. very important people in and probably the equivalent today of some of the big events, when you see folks and shirtsleeves rubbing elbows with each other. so jackson actually was coming out in august of that year to do that. and so, his professor said first he asked jackson would he come to the groundbreaking of the law school and then the professor surprise rehnquist by saying i will arrange for you to meet him. the interesting thing is that rehnquist did meet him and he met with jackson and jackson just kind of didn't even really interview him. rehnquist had a swedish ancestry, which he had talked about a lot and it was a talking point of his always. so jackson got off on this tangent of talking about his swedish clients that he had and told rehnquist some stories and rehnquist really didn't get a chance to really talk about himself very much. heated really think he had done a very good job in the interview and jackson thanked him and said
as -- there was a bow hemoyang club in san francisco, and it hosted this con fab of corporate decision makers, government luminaries, diplomats, very, very important people. probably the equivalent today of, you know, some of the big events that happen in aspen and out, you know, when you see folks in shirt sleeves kind of rubbing elbows with each other. so jackson actually was coming out in august of that year, 1952, to do that. and so his professor said, you know, first he asked jackson would you come and there was a groundbreaking at the law school, would you come out and speak at that? the professor agreed. and then the professor said i'm going to arrange for you to meet him. now, the interesting thing is rehnquist did meet him and met with jackson, and jackson just kind of, didn't even really interview him. he talked -- rehnquist had a swedish ancestry which he talked about a lot, was kind of a talking point of his always. so jackson got off on this tangent of talking about his swedish clients that he had had and told rehnquist some stories, and rehnquist really didn't get a chance to, u
at the san francisco chronicle. and all that time -- and i stayed in touch with seth all those years, i've known him for at least 30 year, going on 40 years -- and for all that time almost seth was involved in his own personal quest for the question of what was really going on here at berkeley during the 1960s when all those events were taking place. and the result is this book, "subversives: the fbi's war on student radicals and reagan's rise to power." it's an extraordinary book, and when i read it finally -- and, by the way, i was waiting for years to read it and hearing about it -- it's an extraordinary book because it's written primarily from the perspective of the fbi, a voice that we rarely hear in public and one that when we hear it, we're not sure what to think until we see their documents. and this book is based, as i understand it, on 250,000 documents, some of which i've seen myself and some of which you're going to see tonight. if you've never seen an fbi document, you might be shocked. you might want to close your eyes when you see it. [laughter] it includes, in fact, some
hugging san francisco liberals, progressives. that is who we are talking about in these are people who are interested in not just economic outcomes but also social outcomes so whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and progressives are interested in talking about where the complex off on your french fries and whether not you can have a plastic bag or junk of soda. michael bloomberg, great example of a progressive. he is banning cups in new york city so that is what we are talking about. we are talking about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are held by today's progressives? we have got about five myths that we tend to focus on the first two because those are the eight juicy ideas, the bad ideas are actually. one is that natural things are good. two, unnatural things are bad. three, i unchecked science will destroy us and four science is only relative anyway and five, science is on our side. the first one, we won't have much time to get into these myths. if you want to get my book you will learn how about them there. we
beast. these are the people who, the typical tree-hugging, san francisco liberals, progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are the people who are interested in not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. so whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in talking about whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether or not you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example of a progressive. he's banning currents in new york city. that -- cups in new york city. so that's what we're talking about. the eyedology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by today's progress i haves? we've got about five myth, but we tend to focus on the first two because those are where the big, juicy ideas, the bad ideas are, actually. one is that natural things are good. two, unnatural things are bad. three, unchecked science will destroy us. four, science is only relative anyway. and, five, science is on our side. okay. the first one -- we actual
his way to san francisco and then decided i miss my family and called them out again only to leave them again and get a master's pregnant again and she had a nervous breakdown comes about was the part my father could not forgive. why did you call less out to san francisco and the book too there's been healing for my father. he wouldn't talk about him so this book suddenly my father's story is out there and i think it's been good for him. the story of forgiveness, the story of the sea, of realizing when they were fighting the storm at the sea it is as the time goes by there is a fisherman but i think these people, the historical piece is a difficult time to read it they barely survived. they were so hard working. they just never gave up. the women would raise their children in a much simpler way. they had gardens, and so i think for me it is the courage and the integrity of these people that we can all learn from. they worked very hard to survive, and a lot of times they lost the men and they still had to carry on and the government was not there to help them so there are a lot of p
and drove away with his mistress and his baby that was just born. and then made his way to san francisco. and he decided, oh, i miss my family come and call them out again, only to leave them again, get the mistress pregnant again and my nana had a nervous breakdown. so that was the part that my father could not forgive. you abandon us once, but why did you call us out to san francisco? my father, i think the book, too, it has been healing for my father. he would never, if someone said ambrose's name, he left the room and would not talk about him. so this book, suddenly, my father's word is out there. i think it has been good for him. >> i think the story of forgiveness, the story of the sea end of realizing that they were fighting a storm at sea. the courage and the time gone by, there are still fishermen to go out. i think these people, the historical piece is a very difficult time. we barely survived when they came home and they were so hard-working. they just never gave up. the women would raise their children in a much simpler way. they have gardens and for me, it was something that
-verse in the city of san francisco, and it took several years for them to get the approvals to roll out this video service. and i mention that in particular because video is one area where there has been a lot of talk about the need for increased competition. here you have a tradition call telecommunications provider trying to enter the marketplace to provide video, and in my view municipalities and state governments and the federal government should do everything it can to reduce those barriers to make sure we don't stand in the way of more competition. >> david cohen on his episode of "the communicators" said that he budget concerned about google fiber being a competitive threat because he doesn't think that google or anybody else simply has the money to be able to invest in it across the country. do you think that's a problem we're facing, that there isn't enough capital to make that investment? >> guest: um, from my vantage point i can't say whether or not there's enough capital. what i can say is many companies have told me that they are sitting on billions of dollars on their balance sheepts
chickens. >> at your home in the strisk san francisco. >> and there are fifteen of them. and a rooster who has a name of howie. i named him after howard zimmerman who was a great friend we lost last year. i love raising them. they are great wonderful beings. >> what y are you raising chickens. what attracted you? >> they are part of my growing up. and i had lost touch with them. i needed to be back on the farm, back with farm animals that i had known as a child because i wanted to reaffirm my relationship to really the animal world. >> alice walker you have written with a what twenty books? >> thirty something. >> when people see you they immediately go to the color purple. >> yes. how do you feel about that? >> i think it's my ancestors doing. i credit my ancestors many ways with the success of the book. i did it out of a love for them. and i feel they think, she took good care of us in the book. i haven't heard any claimant from them. i think they want to take care of me by being this signal to other people that here is someone who is writing, and so i feel very happy about it because ot
. a computer user in washington d.c. or in wichita or san francisco is effectively working shoulder-to-shoulder with a computer worker in beijing or in moscow. there there is literally milliseconds of difference in space and time in cyberspace. so i thought i would point that out. as for the security, the reality is that it's almost remarkable how vulnerable computer systems are. cyberspace is not what most people think it is. most people now a quite cyberspace with the internet, but if they want to be clear about what cyberspace is i think it's important to note that it's the gps system on the new cars. it's the iphone and the droid. its jet fighters and jet planes. and anything anything that is driven by computers -- excuse me, by computer code and is linked to networks can be a part of cyberspace. the vulnerabilities are almost stunningly pervasive. >> host: can you give an example of? >> guest: well, sure. charlie miller charlie miller who is a former government hacker who worked on the good side is now a security specialist. the great hackers of the world. he last year decided
located in this time? >> guest: he's a pathologist in the san francisco area doing lots of other things--climbing all sorts of mountains around the world, still being an adventurer, but always thinking about this flu and always reading everything he could about influenza and molecular biology and wondering when would the time be right for him to go back again to alaska and try to do something to find out about this virus? c-span: so we jumped from '51 up to 1995? >> guest: right, yeah. c-span: and you mentioned jeffrey taubenberger... >> guest: right. c-span: ... who was out here at the pathology institute. >> guest: institute--armed forces institute of pathology. c-span: is he a military man? >> guest: no, he's not. c-span: he's a civilian. >> guest: he's a civilian. c-span: and what's his background? is he a medical doctor? >> guest: yeah, he is. he got a md, phd degree, so he's both a medical doctor and also was trained as a phd scientist. he--he had just--he just sort of stumbled into this kind of a career. he's a--he's a brilliant man who always asks the right questions, but he's
to the west coast to help the folks in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. that can all be done. it has a permanent purpose, a major attraction when spring break comes and kids come from the eighth grade. i will make that decision and will be talking to you since you are my neighbor in terms of this coming fall, ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. >> thank whils people to do great things how looking beyond patriot, i know you and i will be working with that but could you share with others what the expectation is? >> thanks to the navy memorial nab institute and co-sponsors, is launching a weak campaign that will transition to a fall campaign which will talk to transition into a decade of honor and remembrances to this decade to. and capture diverse experiences. it is not one person's career, the most powerful thing, the most critical moments of the past ten years of the front lines. the aggressive book tour to go to universities and high schools throughout the country. and share this message. all of you here on behalf of us and advocates for this book. tonigh
was giving a speech, i don't know, day before yesterday at tech crunch in san francisco and talked about the need to be a revolutionary and that's the way founders and entrepreneurs need to think of themselves. and i personally have had a theory myself, and i wrote about it in regard to zuckerberg and facebook that the founders of innovative tech companies are the most impactful social revolutionaries of our era. but that implies a sort of an urgency that i wonder if is widely enough understood. that's what i'm driving at. any thoughts on that? if what you guys are doing is truly revolutionary, then either people ought to be really scared of it, or they ought to be getting onboard real fast. >> or both. i mean, there's entrepreneurs who are trying to -- there are two types of entrepreneurs. there are some who are looking to create an interest withing product or service and have -- an interesting product or service and have somewhat modest ambitions. they're just trying to start a business, and that's fine. they're an important part of the economy. and the other which are swinging for the
analogous case that arose in san francisco in 1966, when the city of san francisco said it would not fund social service agencies, including catholic charities that do not provide health care benefits to domestic partners. the catholic archbishop of san francisco, william would say that, no liberal he. he wound up in a congregation for the type and. willie brown came to a compromise to allow insured employees to designate anyone illegally domicile in a resonant as a health care co-beneficiary. be that person a child, a parent, aunt, close friend or a and partner. the archbishopric of the catholic church was always in favor of increasing health care insurance coverage and this was the way to do it, even though it be this other factor involved. in my judgment, the second set of rows from the obama administration proposes compromise, which in its always tries to inspect the freedom and rights of all the parties involved. [applause] >> thank you and good evening. i am here representing more than 120,000 women who live paycheck to paycheck on his struggle to get by in the side of chafic with t
and closed the door stole $1,000 and a car and drove away with his mistress and made his way to san francisco then decided high a miss my family but then left again and got the mistress pregnant again then my grandmother had a breakdown again. there has been some healing process is somebody said the name ambrose's he would leave the room. this book suddenly my father's story is out there. it is good for him. the story of forgiveness of this the, realizing when they were fighting the storm , the courage fishermen still go out to but it was a difficult time they were so hard-working. the women could raise their children so the courage and integrity that we could learn from pay it worked
, of whom i'm speaking, was a young lawyer in san francisco who was could upon to take over a corruption case against the city's mayor and some co-conspirators in a bribery scandal. he took over the case, he was second chair of the case at the outset but took over the first chair when the lead prosecutor was shot in the head in court by a dismissed juror. law students, take note. [laughter] it -- johnson made his name in that case and went on to serve as governor of california and to spearhead a singular political movement in the state's history which was the rise of the california progressives. the progressives were, by today's definitions, a bit of a hybrid, and they are sometimes also misunderstood. they were importantly not populist. it was not a pop list movement per se. they were largely middle class men, many were -- many ran small businesses. their principal target of their reform efforts was the southern pacific whose political influence they deplored and which kept them -- which shut them out of business. they loathed corruption and vice, they were quite bourgeois and moderate
'm not a navy person or engineer. but we need to go up to the west coast and help the folks in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. and that can all be done so it has a permanent purpose, especially when it's in new york, as a major attraction when the spring break comes and kids come from the eighth grade, it will just really keep this in the heart. so i make that prediction, and i'm going to be talking to you, since you're my neighbor, about this in terms of this coming fall after ringling brothers brr barnum and bailey's circus is over on november 6th. >> thank you. thank you. i gave you my business card because i know you have some existential connections with the lord, and please pray for the book this week. we gave guidance to the writers. if you had ten minutes in front of an eighth grade clarks what would you tell them? what would you tell them about leadership? what did you experience over the last ten years, and how can we use this book to inspire young people to do great things? so all of those parents and grandparents out there, this is the back of choice. for
close with a fascinating analysis case that are rose in san francisco in 1966 when the city of san francisco said it would not fund social-service agencies including catholic charities that did not provide health care benefits to domestic partners. the catholic archbishop of san francisco weld of succeeding as the head of the congregation for the head of the freight. they can to a compromise to allow a shortage and we used to designate anyone legally donned domicile in their residence as a health care co beneficiary. be that person a child, parent, aunt, ) or gay and lesbian partner. the archbishop argued the catholic church was always in favor of increasing health care insurance coverage, and this was a way to do it even though there would be this other factor involved. so, in my judgment the second set of rules from the obama administration proposes compromise which in its own waitress to respect the freedom and the rights of all of the parties involved. [applause] thank que. good evening. and representing more than 120,000 women who live from paycheck to paycheck and struggle to
. so, it's always going to be hard to work out. we have a fascinating case that arose in san francisco in 1966 when the city of san francisco said it would not fund social-service agencies, including catholic charities that did not provide health care benefits to domestic partners. the catholic archbishop of san francisco had no liberal heat. he wound up succeeding as the head of the congregation for the head of the freight. they allow insured employees to does it make any one legally domicile in their residence as a health care beneficiary by a close friend or gay and lesbian partner. the archbishop argued that the catholic church was always in favor of increasing health care insurance coverage of this was the way to do it. even though we would be this other factors involved. so, in my judgment the second set of rules in the obama administration proposes a compromise which in its own way tries to respect the freedom and the rights of all of the parties involved. >> thank you. [applause] thank you and good evening. i am here representing more than 120,000 women who live paycheck to pay
of left of san francisco. you also said that democrats aim to create chaos in order to gain power. could you explain that? king: chaos from fiscal irresponsibility and a potential meltdown of our economy which would come eventually if we didn't balance our budget. yes, you look at the groups that have supported mrs. vilsack, those over spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaigns. they are out there in san francisco, and one of them would be a chess u.s. the antimeat lobby and it's a pretty easy case to make. this is someone that i think his posture themselves as a centrist it's an entirely different story and i don't say that with regard to the woman issue. i told several women get elected office and i was the one that nominated the lieutenant governor of the state convention. the governor says she might not have one that nomination if it hadn't been for me had the key thing for her. the last was merriam. i campaigned with her and mrs. vilsack worked against her. relatively easy thing to vote the district and sit in your office in washington and come back home and work to get
the globe as the best book of the year and for comparable honors by amazon, quill and wire, the "san francisco chronicle" to name just a few. "half-blood blues" is esi edugyan's second novel. the second life of samuel times was named one of 2004's books to remember the new york public library. he was nominated for the hurston wright legacy award and part of cannot's canada's new fiction program. of -- parents or as they say in nigeria the naming and parents, in calgary and making her home in victoria, esi edugyan has held residencies in spain, in iceland and in germany. she is a writer who the globe and mail says promises to leave -- lead black editor not only direction i haven't agree with that. for revocation, for her invocation of the time and a place that are entrenched in our imagination through the language that they use. even as they define our imagination and for her illumination of people upon whom to little historical or literary light has been shown. esi edugyan is awarded the anisfeld-wolf book award for fiction for her stunning and startling novel, "half-blood blues." [a
choice is the best book i've been here ever comparable honors by amazon, quote choir, the "san francisco chronicle" to name just a few. "half-blood blues" a edugyan is first second novel. and one of 2004's books to remember but the public library. nominated for the personal advocacy award award and part of the not fiction program. as a fan beloved nigeria. in calgary, making her in home now and the doria, edugyan in the with residents in spain, iceland and germany. she is a writer who says promises to leave but literature and the holder's direction. and i happen to agree with that. for each location, for her either occasion of the time and place that are entrenched in our imaginations, through the language that they use, even as they defy our imagination and for her elimination of people, upon whom to little historical or literary lake has been shown. esi edugyan is awarded the anisfield-wolf award for fiction for her startling and startling novel, "half-blood blues." [applause] these back ♪ >> and so, so honored to be receiving this award tonight, to be associated with this long disti
, schwarzenegger, they never came close to kerry in los angeles or san francisco or san jose or oakland or any of the other major cities of california. the fact is when you have a large diverse jurisdiction to mushes both urban and rural and suburban areas come you campaign the whole jurisdiction obviously republicans win all the time in any of the biggest states as well as any of the small state and with a few exceptions, the democrats win at least some elections in virtually every state. so when every vote counts, you will have an election in which every voter is engaged and that means the interest of every voter will engage. george w. bush come to free trade president of the free trade party 2001 came out with quotas. the large small business administration grant for a cheese factory in ohio refers to as the tastiest investment the federal government has ever made. but the fact is the battleground states are not only when they've run into. of the campaign, but when they are sitting and governing for four years and thinking in the election, or when they said and think about whether to get th
indicators show that if the lions win the election, mitt romney. the san francisco giants wind, obama is favored. we also look at the redskins record, and they will be playing the carolina panthers in the final game, and the redskins are slightly favored. and if they win, the incumbent is likely to win. just so you have that. now, onto our election panel. in today's abc -- excuse me come in tuesday's abc news "washington post" poll, romney and obama were separated by seven hundredths of 1%. i don't think i've ever seen anything that close. we're going to turn to michael first to talk about what he sees the election at this point and then hendry will take a look at ohio, the state we're all watching most closely. and, finally, norval look at the senate, compared with and house races. michael, let's begin. >> thank you very much, karlyn, and this is been an exciting election season here. i think we all pretty much agreed we have something of a sea change or significant change in this election after the tour will -- the first debate between barack obama and mitt romney. it seemed to tran
that if the lions win the election, mitt romney. the san francisco giants wind, obama is favored. we also look at the redskins record, and they will be playing the carolina panthers in the final game, and the redskins are slightly favored. and if they win, the incumbent is likely to win. just so you have that. now, onto our election panel. in today's abc -- excuse me, in tuesday's abc news "washington post" poll, romney and obama were separated by seven hundredths of 1%. i don't think i've ever seen anything that close. we're going to turn to michael first to talk about where he sees the election at this point and then henry will take a look at ohio, the state we're all watching most closely. and, finally, norm look at the senate, compared with and house races. michael, let's begin. >> thank you very much, karlyn, and this is been an exciting election season here. i think we all pretty much agree we have something of a sea change or significant change in this election after the tour will -- the first debate between barack obama and mitt romney. it seemed to transform the race. before it obama
. patrick is never going to do a million of these. >> is he manufacturing them? >> in san francisco, yeah. >> it's an important thing. people are starting to build out the narrative around the product, you know, knowing the person who makes the product is an important part of the removal -- [inaudible] [inaudible] of information around product. that's what we suffered from for thirty years. that's what allowed us push stuff overseas. it's still in my shop, it's made local, right? it's not. what people starting to question is what -- is the story. you know, they know the guy who -- mark tells that story with real pride because he knows the guy. you know, and that's what we find our customers as well. their customers know them, and have a personal relationship to them. and that's vitally important. because it's about reinvigorating a social contract. >> i think i would attribute that to facebook as helping raise the bar with the expectations that you should know what your money is going to and what you're funding or what you're buying. because now it's easy to know the story behind the stor
the united nations was being founded in the meetings were being held in san francisco, three of saudi arabia's family members were out those proceedings. and on the weekends, parsons engineering and corporation based in california would take the saudi arabia delegations to its construction sites and its infrastructure achievements. and over the course of the time of doing this together, saudi arabia and fast, might you come to our country and show us how to build these kinds of things because we need them and we need a partnership with something like you. something as basic as that, informal, person-to-person much of this relationship. and routine regiment and from that to trust into confidence into mutuality benefit. the opportunities are the same pharmaceutical companies and law firms. one of those pharmaceutical firms told me they would be willing to take 40 saudi arabia and. if years, 10 a year to give internship training thin headquarters. the theory was that out of the four d., within the next decade, perhaps one, perhaps two, perhaps three. but even if only one would have signature au
the disadvantaged, the people who live somewhere between san francisco and new york. we have to explain to them how to fail and why failure is so important. and what we have in america at the moment is this increasing die cot myization between a narrow elite maybe on the west coast, east coast, an elite of people who are deeply entrepreneurial and who use this idea of failure to become incredibly successful. and the rest of the country that has no grasp of what it means to fail and why failure or is so important. so i'm not saying failure isn't important. what i am saying is that there's a certain kind of parochialism to our discussion about failure. most of the world isn't listening. most of the world doesn't understand why failure is important, and that's why i guess we need to teach what it means to be an entrepreneur to people outside silicon valley and what it means to be an entrepreneur is taking risks, is opening one's self up. and that requires a degree of confidence, it requires good education. so it comes to some of the core problems, i think, facing america. but what most worries me, and
with the gentleman from san francisco with the medical malpractice only contribute site -- slightly to health care costs. we would not have to rebound to reform because we would not have lawsuits. >>moderator: we have 20 seconds for a bottle. maffei: it is important and marie talks about the 6. 7 billion. it was insurance companies cuts to provide services this has been proven wrong by the post standard even president clinton mentioned it. it is in the paul ryan budget. so when she talks about to do differently she has not. where is that change. >>moderator: ann marie buerkle. it cuts medicare by $700 billion that is a of a cut of medicare vantage by 250 billion the cbo estimates them to be more. medicare is a federal program cut to the services hospitals and doctors can provide seniors. the impact will be real. year already hearing from constituents they cannot find a physician to treat patients. it is a real -- real consequence. >>moderator: they give. 302nd rebuttals. >> this debate over health care is indicative of the dysfunction macy and washington the affordable care act is modeled after ro
college anything with a debate on that. there's a group out in san francisco that has come up with an idea where if you can get the state's total to the votes which is what you need to win to sign the pact to agree that the the electors will always vote for the person that got the highest popular vote, it would be potentially a way around trying to get a constitutional amendment which is exceedingly difficult and unlikely. >> i would add as far as the swing state coverage to think that one of the failures in this cycle is that we reporters have had done sort of our policy and pass reporting to much of the swing states in terms of the obama administration record. how much have we heard how it has affected the ohio economy. but we have not heard very much about the agricultural policy and nebraska because nebraska doesn't matter for example, so i think that there are ways that we are letting -- i haven't looked at the unemployment rate in any of the states that aren't selling states for example about how florida is the national average and we can do a better job of doing more policy coverage
in san francisco. and it was just an awesome experience. myself in milton friedman, and rose would be there, and oftentimes one or two others would go and we would just talk about the economy. and i got to learn economics from the master. i will never forget one of my last conversations with milton. i said, what are the three things we can do over the next 20, 50 years to increase the rate of economic growth in this country? and he said number one, school choice which is something he pursued very aggressively. number two, free trade. on the third thing he said is cut government spending. and i said milton, by how much? i'll never forget, he smiled and he said by as much as possible. and i think that's an interesting insight. i think of milton friedman were alive today he would agree with just about everything ben has said in a study. one of the things i find interesting is that the argument against doing these cuts, and facing this fiscal cliff, is that this reduction in government spending will cause all sorts of economic disruption and certainly a lot of the points that professor
, the san francisco speaker, encouraged my opponent to move from santa monica into ventura county because she knows that my opponent has had a consistent record voting with party leadership. i think it's very important when we talk about who's going to represent the this community, one, someone has to know the community. i didn't need mapquest to understand how to get here today. i've been here. um, in fact, cal lutheran university when i was a little kid, i used to come here, the dallas cowboys' training camp was here, and i have fond memories of growing up here. and i think in order to represent a community, you have to know the community. i represent this entire district in the california legislature, and i've been honored to do such, and i'm hoping that i have your trust and your vote to represent this community in washington, because my neighbors' concerns are my concerns. this is a community that my kids are going to grow up in. and i want them to have the same opportunities i had growing up here in ventura county. >> thank you, senator. [applause] brownley: i would just like to say
of time with a pediatrician in san francisco who is watching how to improve environments for kids but a lot of folks also take place in schools dealing with adolescence when those qualities become character. in different ways, different educator's from a chess teacher in brooklyn to a private school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago, trying to give students the sort of support and help they need to do better in this realm. mostly we don't quite know how to teach these francs, how to help kids improve. what i write about in this book is an experiment, new innovative ideas that might be able to help kids do better in this dimension and in the process help them do better in high school and college and life. >> i am going to follow up beach author's introduction with one quick question and get to the next topic. you wrote a book a few years ago while you were reporting for the new york times on the harlem children -- you wrote a book called however it takes, and we very aggressively pursued a promised neighborhood grant from t
tree hugging san francisco liberals, that is who we are talking about. people who are interested not just in economic outcomes but social outcomes. whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex progressives are interested in talking about whether you can put salt in your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example. that is what we are talking about, that ideology of left, the progressive ideology. what are some myths commonly held by today's progressives? we have five myths but we tend to focus on the first two because those of the jews the ideas. one is that natural things are good. and unnatural things are bad. and checked science will destroy us. science is only relative anyway and science is on our side. the first one -- we won't have much time to get into these. if you want to get my book you will learn all about them. we will talk mostly about the most famous progressive today, president barack obama. his resume when it comes to science. to give you an idea why these myths are important. natural
active, a san francisco writer who wrote tales of the city. these are the living writers that i write about. >> are we post the writers yet? >> good question. not quite yet. i think people would like it to be. it is still a subject that makes most readers uncomfortable. all of these gay characters. but people are still uncomfortable about it in books. i'm not sure why. maybe it's a book that's literally in her face. it is a little too unnerving. where it is easier where someone is on the stage or on tv. so it hasn't quite, we are not completely assimilated but maybe that's a good thing. it's good to be a little different to mix things up. and we are still mixing things up. so we still have the writers and we have african american writers, we still have women authors. which is a good thing. people have to acknowledge that even though it is an african-american writer, anybody can read them. they are telling stories that should interest anyone. they need to escape the idea of leaders that only gays would want to read about days or only african-americans who want to read about african-ame
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